Jul 23, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
This summer, GIFT (Georgia Intern Fellowships for Teachers) Fellow K. Tchaas Omi, a biology teacher at Arabia Mountain High School, helped his students, Nia Thomas, Aram Watson and Ausar Omi complete research projects on the effect of pollution on honey bees as part of the R.E.A.L. (Research, Experiment, Analyze and Learn) program. Nia, Aram and Ausar spent the early part of the summer doing a survey of bee-flower interactions on the GT campus and then designed their own experiment investigating how gaseous pollutants affect the ability of bees to communicate. Our young researchers brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the GT Urban Honey Bee Project this summer and we will miss them!